Click-to-Run installation of Office 2013 / Proplus


Click to run is a best approach of office installation, it is a mainly introduced to reduce the installation time as well as the the time taken to download of the software.

Let us see the step by step process on how to setup of New office with click to run.

  • Download the Office deployment tool from Microsoft website.
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=36778
  • Create a folder "Share" where you want to place the files and share this folder to every one.
  • Place the downloaded tool  into the above folder.
  • Double click on the tool and you will be asked to select a directory , now select the directory which you have created above.





  • Once you click on OK, you will see two files in the folder as below.

  • Now you need to edit the configuration.xml file, I will make this step more easier for you. You just open the configuration file in a note pad and remove every thing from it and place the below code.
<Configuration>

  <Add SourcePath="\\server\share\" OfficeClientEdition="32" >
    <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">
      <Language ID="en-us" />
    </Product>
    <Product ID="VisioProRetail">
      <Language ID="en-us" />
    </Product>
  </Add> 

   <Updates Enabled="TRUE" UpdatePath="\\server\share\" /> 

  <Display Level="Full" AcceptEULA="TRUE" />  

    <Logging Name="OfficeSetup.txt" Path="%temp%" />  

  <Property Name="AUTOACTIVATE" Value="1" />  

</Configuration>

  • In-place of source path , provide your share path and same in place of update path.
  • Now click save and close the file.
Now your configuration part is completed, now you need to download the Office software using the above configuration file and setup file.

For doing that follow the below process:



  • Once the download is completed, command will end. Now you have Office pro plus software ready for Network installation.
You can perform the installation of Office Proplus easily on a client machine, you need to execute below command to perform this:


Once you run the above command on the client machine, the installation will start as shown below


 Done, you have a click-to-run setup ready for starting your installation.

For Easy Administration purpose: As we know it is very tuff to go to each user machine and execute the above command to start the installation, for making the Admin life easy you can use put the command in a batch file and using group policy push the batch file as a start up script on all your domain computers this will install the office product easily on the domain computers without IT Admin intervention.

Hope you feel it easier now. :-) 
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